Mom sent Black Betta to the Rainbow Brook last night. Black was a “veil tail” Betta with lacy fins.
Black Betta lived here for 18 months, which is a decent life for a fancy Betta. He’s been having trouble staying right-side up (he often floated on his side) for over a month and has been having a hard time swimming & eating for a couple weeks. Medication didn’t help and Mom decided his quality of life was poor so she put him out of his misery.
Instead of getting another fish right away, we’re going to move Orange Betta into Black’s tank. Orange Betta came here in May and we think he’ll enjoy having a larger tank with a super quiet filtration system. The tank also has a big piece of wood and more plants. It will take several days to complete the move with cleaning and getting the tank environment stable, but Orange should be in his new home by next weekend.